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HTC U 11 will do '360 real-life recording'

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

HTC is preparing for its big launch on May 16th and they have announced a new teaser for the upcoming flagship.

 

 

The company posted a short video which doesn't reveal much, but the caption, "360 real-life recording", might tell us something. Since the number 360 most likely indicates that we are talking about 360 degrees, this leaves us with two options - video or audio.

 

Earlier rumors suggest that the HTC U 11 may rock a Sony IMX362 sensor on the back with 12MP, while the selfie shooter should be a massive 16MP IMX351. Both are single-lens cameras, and it is unlikely that the phone will be able to shoot a 360-degree video.

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Refurbished Galaxy Note7 shows up on retailer's website

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

The Galaxy Note7 was discontinued back in October last year, but earlier this year we learned that Samsung plans to release a refurbished version of the device.

 

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The most recent rumors claim that the refurbished Galaxy Note7 could cost 50% less than the original, meaning around $400. While Samsung still didn't comment on the date of the release, sources from China believe that the phone could hit markets within a month.

 

A Chinese retailer's website has already listed the Note7R (R for refurbished) on their site at a price of $520-$580. This is a little more than the latest rumors have suggested, but still significantly less than the original Note7 and previous rumors which suggested a $620 price tag.

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ZTE launches the Blade X Max priced at $150

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

ZTE has announced its latest affordable smartphone - the Blade X Max.

 

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The Blade X Max is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 435 and comes with 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal memory, expandable with a microSD card up to 128GB.

 

The device sports a large 6-inch full HD display and features a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front shooter.

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Huawei launches two new Mate 9 color options

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

Huawei has added two new color options for its Mate 9 - Agate Red and Topaz Blue.

 

The Mate 9 was announced in November last year, and up until now, it was available in seven colors - Space Gray, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown, Ceramic White, Black, and Obsidian Black. The two new colors options bring the total number to nine.

 

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Aside from the colors, the new models remain identical to the already available devices, meaning that both specs and the price remain the same.

 

The Huawei Mate 9 is powered by Kirin 960 and comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The phone has a 5.9-inch full HD display, 4,000 mAh battery, fingerprint sensor and rear dual camera system - 20MP (monochrome) + 12MP (color) with an aperture f/2.2. The front camera is 8MP with an aperture f/1.9.

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The Nokia 3310 release dates finally revealed

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

As most of you probably know, the iconic Nokia 3310 is coming back. HMD Global decided to launch a modern version of the popular device. It will still be a pretty basic phone, but re-designed. Of course, to keep the integrity of the device, the Nokia 3310 will come with the Snake game.

 

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The company unveiled the device in Barcelona during MWC, stating that the suggested price would be 49 euros, or around $50. However, they didn't mention when the phone will be hitting markets.

 

Back in March, Tomislav Himbele, HMD's Head of Marketing for Eastern Europe, said that the Nokia 3310 would arrive in mid-May to early June, at least in Europe.

 

We now finally have some more info about the availability of the retro device. HMD has confirmed the launch dates in four countries.

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Alleged photo of the iPhone SE (2017) leaks: glass back

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Apple's iPhone SE was announced in March of last year, and the company still hasn't released its successor. The sources indicate that the company is working on a worthy successor, rumored to be announced as soon as next month.

 

According to the latest leak from China, accompanied by a photo of the alleged iPhone SE (2017), Apple will switch from metal to glass for the new model's back.

 

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The photo indicates that the company may be using Ion-X glass, the same material used in the Apple Watch Sport.

 

The camera and flash, that were previously aligned horizontally on the back, are now positioned vertically. A recent leak shows that the next iPhone flagship might also have the same rear camera alignment.

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Refurbished Galaxy Note7 to cost 50% less than original

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Earlier this year, Samsung confirmed that the Galaxy Note7 isn't quite dead yet. The company announced plans to bring back the device as "refurbished or rental phones."

 

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A source close to the company confirmed that the phone will be back with certain adjustments. Of course, the battery will be one of them.

 

The original Note7 came with a 3,500 mAh battery, while the refurbished one should come with a 3,200 mAh one, as previously rumored.

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Gionee S10 photos leak shows dual front and rear camera

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Gionee's next smartphone, the S10, is expected to launch sometime this year. The specs of the phone have been rumored for a while now, and recent leak gives us the best look of the phone so far.

 

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The mentioned images showed up on Chinese Weibo and confirm that the S10 should come with dual rear and front camera setup. The back cameras are reportedly 16MP + 8MP, while the front shooter should rock 20MP + 8MP, for 'flawless selfies.' Of course, these are rumors, so take this info with a grain of salt.

 

The phone should come with 5.5-inch display and leaks claim that it will be powered by a MediaTek 6755 processor. There should also be 4GB of RAM on board plus 64GB of internal storage.

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Leaked benchmark results: OnePlus 5 beats the Galaxy S8

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 10, 2017 6:32 pm

As we reported earlier, it seems that OnePlus intends to skip the OnePlus 4, since the number 4 is considered unlucky in China, and name their new flagship OnePlus 5. The phone is confirmed to be unveiled in the summer, with no exact date of the launch yet.

 

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We know that the device will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835, but other specs are still a bit vague. Now, GsmArena reports that they have received "an exclusive screenshot from a very credible source," showing the OnePlus 5 benchmark scores from GeekBench.

 

If legit, the score is pretty impressive - 1963 single-core and 6687 multi-core. The results put OnePlus 5 on top of the list (multi-core), above the Samsung's Galaxy S8+ (with Snapdragon and Exynos) and Apple's iPhone 7 Plus.

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ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom finally arrives to the US for $329

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 10, 2017 4:34 pm

ASUS' ZenFone 3 Zoom was officially revealed at CES alongside the ZenFone AR, but the phone wasn't available in the US, until now.

 

The phone has finally found its way to the US market and is available for pre-order on B&H website for $329. Back in February, we reported that the phone was available in Taiwan, at a price of $489, so in case you wanted to get the phone, the pre-order price is a good deal.

 

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The ZenFone 3 Zoom is a 5.5-inch smartphone designed to excel at photography with a dual-camera system that comprises two 12MP cameras, one with a f/1.7-aperture, 25mm wide-angle lens and a second with a 59mm lens. Users can instantly switch from the 25mm primary camera to the 59mm camera, giving them a 2.3X optical zoom.

 

The ZenFone 3 Zoom is also the first ASUS smartphone with SuperPixel camera technology that enables it to focus incredibly quickly and capture clear photos at night or in low-light environments.

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